One of the new quality regions in Chile, Casablanca is a relatively cool and largely coastal region producing classy Chardonnay and top-notch sauvignon Blanc. Pinot noir was planted in an attempt to exploit its cool climate conditions with one of the most amazing grape varieties appreciated amongst knowledgeable wine consumers
The Maipo region, just south of Santiago, is one of Chile’s best-known and longest established quality wine regions. Some of the biggest names of the Chilean wine production come from this valley. Cabernet sauvignon is the mainstay of the region and the quality is high.
It stands out as the zone par excellence for the Carmenere variety and remarkable syrah and Cabernet sauvignon. The valley is home to Chile’s new boutique wineries that produce almost exclusively for export. At the heart of central Chile, Colchagua combines the best of country traditions, hospitality
Curico is one of the cooler regions of Chile mainly due to the effect of the Pacific Ocean. Exceptional area for Sauvignon Blanc, and, in the warmer section, the most excellent wine is the Cabernet sauvignon, although merlot is also prominent
The significance of the word millahue is “Place of gold” and not in vain. The red wines that come from this area are full-bodied thanks to constant temperatures and abundant sunlight during the day and cool nights
The Maule Valley is the most extensive wine making region in Chile with the greater part of its vineyards in the valley and on the slopes of the coastal mountains. Many white varieties, predominantly sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and many red varieties, mainly merlot, Cabernet sauvignon and recently Carmenere, are produced here
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